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Old 06-23-2019, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Folks, new to the board and looking for advice on pro s but first some context. I'm early 50's and last year got back into riding after 15 year absence so this rider forward stuff is new for me. Bought used 2012 mxz 600 etec tnt version and absolutely love it! Looking to move up and my wife will ride the etec. A friend bought new xcr 850 last year after lifetime on skidoo. Gen 4 mxz front ride height is too tall and they don't corner as well. He loves how well the xcr handles/corners and I've ridden it.
I'm looking at '15 800 pro s es but not sure how a pro s compares to a mxz. Would it be comparable to a tnt or closer to x suspension wise? Does anyone know what the pro s sc adds?
I'm 150lbs so don't need xcr but still love to ride hard and want to be abke to pound it. All riding is on trail (at least that's the goal...)
If i bought a previous generation mxz it would be an x as point of reference
Sorry for long post but just don't know Polaris models too well.
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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At 150 lbs I think you will be happy on a Pro S. I went from a 2014 MXZ X to a 2016 Pro S 800 after getting to put some miles on a 2015 ProS 800. It is a great sled, much better than the mXZ IMO.

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Old 06-23-2019, 09:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You are a lightweight. S should be golden. Worst case you don't like the FTS the rest is a huge improvement to what you are now used to.
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not to much money to revalve the shocks if it doesn't perform up to your expectation. the pro-s should be fine for a 150lb. rider?
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I'm 210lbs on a Pro S SC and its fine. My wife is 140lbs on the same sled and we both enjoy them. But when the trails get rough I slow down. Riding fast on shitty trails doesn't excite me much. I'll pack up and go somewhere else. Welcome aboard!

the SC adds more adjustment to your shocks so if you don't like to fine tune your ride its overkill.
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the great perspectives guys! The sled I'm looking at is at a dealer who also has a 2016 pro s SC with similar mileage for $1000 more. That's Can $ as I'm in Ontario so about $750 USD. Neither have gps so it isn't that.
Any benefits with a 16 800 over a 15?

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I'd go with the '16 SC for sure.
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16 has more refined tuning than 15. They seem to update the ECM tuning every year.
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Thanks for all the great perspectives guys! The sled I'm looking at is at a dealer who also has a 2016 pro s SC with similar mileage for $1000 more. That's Can $ as I'm in Ontario so about $750 USD. Neither have gps so it isn't that.
Any benefits with a 16 800 over a 15?

Thanks again
I own a 15 and a 16 and there's not really any speakable difference. If anything maybe my 16 is a little bit smoother as far as power delivery but again not much difference.
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